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    Meade River School challenges learners to become critical and creative thinkers developing their academic and cultural knowledge and skills, as they become respectful, responsible, and cooperative community and global citizens.
    Learning in Meade River School is rooted in the values, history and language of the Iñupiat. Students develop the academic and cultural skills and knowledge to be:
    • Critical and creative thinkers able to adapt in a changing environment and world;
    • Active, responsible, contributing members of their communities; and
    • Confident, healthy young adults, able to envision, plan and take control of their destiny
    Check out the Principal's message welcoming students, staff and the community of Atqasuk!
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Home & School Connections

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    Together we will be successful!

     What is PBIS?

    PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) is a school-wide approach to make schools safe and promote positive behavior. 

    We have identified some areas in our school and created posters to help remind student of how their behavior should look in these areas.

    At MRS we believe that students learn positive behaviors just like they learn math, science and all the other subjects we expect them to master. PBIS is a system that helps students identify and show positive behaviors in areas of our school outside of the classroom. Drop by the school and visit with the teachers and staff about PBIS and how we are helping our students become the best they can be. 

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    We are targeting the Hallway. Please click on the poster to enlarge it and to see the behaviors we would like the students to emulate. 

    Please ask your children what Respect, Responsibility and Cooperation mean at Meade River School.

    To help make our school a great place to learn, each classroom has created area posters and  determined the expectations for the desired learning environment for their individual classroom.  If you don't see them, ask your child's teacher about their expectations to help our students be successful.

    You can help support PBIS at Meade River School! 

    If you happen to see one of our students show some of the behaviors, please let Dom know in the the front office and she will issue an Eagle Ticket that may help that student win one of our weekly drawings.  Thanks for helping us target positive behaviors in all areas of our school.
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School Hours

  • Welcome to Meade River School.
    Please drop in and join us!
    School Schedule:
    Doors Open: 7:30 am.
    Elementary Students  8:00 am
    MIddle & High School Students  8:30 am
    Class Begins
    Elementary School Students  8:30 am
    Middle and High School Students  9:00 am
    ECE Students    11:30 am
    Elementary Students 11:00 am
    Middle School & ECE Students 11:30 am
    High School Students 12:00 pm
    ECE and Kindergarten Students 2:30 pm
    Elementary Students 3:00 pm
    MIddle & High School Students 3:30 pm
    Tutoring Hours: Established by Individual Teacher

    Wednesday Early Release:

    ECE & K

    Dismiss: 1:30 pm


    Dismiss: 2:00 pm

    Middle & High School

    Dismiss: 2:30 pm

About Us

  • PLEASE HELP! We are having lots of vandalism to our beautiful school. We would like to ask our community to help the school by watching out for vandalism and contacting the school or PSO if you see damage happening.  We have a beautify school, lets work hard to keep it clean and safe! Please take a moment to look over the new Trespass Policy for changes.
    Welcome back to school!  This year is going to be a great learning year here at Meade River School.  Please join us and check out some of the new learning opportunities at school and join in the excitement!
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    We are all glad to be back in Atqasuk to guide our students to higher levels of learning.  We are dedicated to helping the students in our care to be successful in school and life.  Drop in and say hello and discuss how we can best help our students to be their very best!
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    There have been a few changes to our school policies.  Thanks to our SAC, students and teachers, we are refocusing our policies to help e enhance the learning experience.
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    Location and Climate

    Atqasuk is located on the Meade River, 60 miles south of Barrow. The community lies at approximately 70° North Latitude and -157° West Longitude. Atqasuk is located in the Barrow Recording District. The area encompasses 38.9 sq. miles of land and 3.5 sq. miles of water. 

    The climate is arctic. The daily minimum temperature drops below freezing 300 days a year. Temperature extremes range from a low of -56 to a high of 78 °F. Precipitation is light, at 5 inches per year. Snowfall averages 22 inches per year.

    History, Culture and Demographics

    A federally-recognized tribe is located in the community -- the Atqasuk Village. It is a traditional Iñupiat village. Subsistence activities are important to the lifestyle. The sale, importation, and possession of alcohol is banned in the village. According to Census 2010, there were 68 housing units in the community and 64 were occupied. Its population was 92.3 percent Alaska Native.

    Facilities, Utilities, Schools and Health Care

    The North Slope Borough provides the water, sewer, refuse, landfill, and other public services. Water is obtained from Imakruak Lake, treated, and piped into plumbed houses. Delivery to household water tanks is also available. The majority of homes and facilities and the school have running water and flush system. Electricity is provided by North Slope Borough Power and Lights Systems. 

    There is one school located in the community, Meade River School. The school has about 75 students, from preschool through twelfth grade. Atqasuk Health Clinic is a primary health care facility. Atqasuk is an isolated location it is part of the North Slope EMS Region. Emergency Services air access. Emergency service is provided by 911 Telephone Service volunteers and a health aide. Auxiliary health care is provided by Atqasuk Volunteer Fire Dept. (907-633-6814).

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Meade River School Headlines

  • Remodel News: Phase 1 of the remodel project for Meade River School is just about complete.  The exterior of the building is just about complete.  Please advise children to stay away from the supplies and equipment around the school.

    Vandelism:  Sadly we have had some vandelism around our school.  Gates to the safetry zone under the school have been torn off multiple times.  The area under the school is unsafe for children so please remind your children to stay away from under the school and if you see anyone damaging our beautiful school, please report it to the proper authorities.  Thank you for helping to keep Meade River School a beautiful place to learn.

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  • Local Plants and their uses.
    Ever wish you could find a good guide of the local plants and their traditional uses?  Check out the two sources we find useful at MRS. Local Plants and Usage are listed with color pictures:

    Learn about local plants and usage at this site (.pdf document).

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  • Interesting Reading:  Read this report  on global warming generated here in Atqasuk (.pdf document). It uses local resources and the area knowledge from many hunters and subsistence gatherers from our home.  Interesting reading coupled with great pictures.

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  • Atqasuk Dance Group
    We are proud of our community. Here is a video showing our Atqasuk Dance Group. Enjoy!
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